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Meet Hawke's Bay singles: dating in Napier and Hastings

At EliteSingles we believe in lasting love and we believe in helping our members find it. It’s why we put so much effort into our matchmaking process, making our profile suggestions based on personality, location and relationship goals. If you’re looking for Hawke's Bay singles who share your plans for a loving future then we can help you connect. Make the most of dating in Napier, Hastings, the Hawke’s Bay and beyond – join EliteSingles today.
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The Hawke's Bay singles scene

Known internationally for its easy-going, sunshine filled lifestyle and splashes of art-deco cool, life in the Napier-Hastings urban area has obvious appeal. It’s no wonder that the people who call the Hawke's Bay home are the kind of people you want to meet – people who know the meaning of a work-life balance. What may cause wonder however is the fact that so many of these great Kiwis are single: 46% according to the 2013 Census.1 This means, of course, that if you're looking for fellow Hawke's Bay singles, you're in good company! All that remains is to find those who are truly on your wavelength.

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And that task is often more easily said than done. After all, not everyone is cut out to brave the late-night bar scene or to look for romance in the workplace! Indeed, those looking for lasting love with other interesting Hawke's Bay singles might be better off with a different approach – and that’s where EliteSingles can help.

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Date ideas in Napier-Hastings

Of course, meeting someone incredible online is just the start of the adventure. The next step is to get dating! Hastings and Napier singles have a world of great date ideas on their door steps, both in the Hawke’s Bay and futher afield– here are some of the best. You can find a map of our ideas here or simply read on to discover why these ideas are wonderful.

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Charms of the coast

One of the best things about dating in the Hawke's Bay is that you’re never far from the sea. A great date idea for water-loving singles is to pack a picnic, get some local wine and make a beeline for Waimaramara Beach: the golden sands and clear waters make a truly stunning backdrop for an afternoon of lazy summer romance.

If you prefer to date close to town, head for brunch and coffee at Groove Kitchen Espresso. Not only is the coffee truly fantastic, they have great live music on Thursday nights. It’s the ideal mix of elegance and laid-back Hawke’s Bay style.

Tom Parker fountain in Napier
Napier-Hastings by night

For those who prefer their entertainment set to cruising speed, Hawke's Bay nightlife is second to none. While there are many places to let your hair down, an equally great date night idea is to simply take a walk along Marine Parade. From crashing waves to soft sunset light, this is a beautiful place to spend the early evening.

Napier’s Thirsty Whale is another ideal location, perfect for a sociable drink on the terrace while you check out the views across the Ahuriri marina. Or, if you’re in Havelock North, try tapas and wine at Deliciosa, where Spain meets the Hawke's Bay.

Couple in a vineyard
Head for the Hawkes Bay hills

Of course, a truly great local date has got to involve some wine – this is one of the world’s top wine regions after all! If you’re pushing the boat out, try heading to Elephant Hill, a stunning ocean-side winery that offers tastings, beautiful food and a gorgeous restaurant, all presiding over a swoon-worthy view.

For a more casual experience try the Clearview Estate 'red shed' restaurant in Hastings. The drinks area is famous for its beautiful sea views, while the shady, grapevine-canopied restaurant serves up tasty pizza. It’s the ideal first date!